The Israeli national handball team, which lost to Hungary tonight 31:22 in the rematch in Tatbaniya as part of the World Cup playoff qualification, will not take part in the final tournament, which will be held next year in Sweden and Poland.
Israel entered the game with a minimal defeat in the first game with a score of 33:32.
Hungary started the game confidently and was in the lead throughout the first half.< br />
The first 30 minutes ended with the score 15:13.
Israel didn't seem to reach the second half in the opening, and the Hungarians took advantage of this, widening the gap to six goals (20:14) , those that after Oleg Botenko's timeout, Israel managed to reduce to two goals, but Hungary returned to the game and won.
The Israeli team came to the game with black ribbons in memory of Yariv Rynkov.
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